Category archives for: Games

Nvidia Shield Android TV console

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Nvidia has unveiled the Nvidia Shield, its Android TV console, which delivers video, music, apps and games to the home. “Shield will change the way we enjoy digital entertainment at home,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia. “It’s an incredibly powerful, efficient and advanced living room entertainment device. It’s the best Android TV experience. And it can transform […]

GameTree TV on Liberty Global

TransGaming has formed a new partnership to bring its on-demand TV games from GameTree TV to Liberty Global, the international cable company. In response to consumer demands for the enablement of next generation interactive experiences on their televisions, TransGaming and Liberty Global have joined efforts to deliver GameTree TV games to Liberty Global’s next generation Horizon set-top boxes. Through this […]

Top 10 YouTube games channels 2.2bn views a month

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The 10 most popular games channels on YouTube generated more than 2.2 billion video views in January alone, led by Let’s Play gamer Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg with 417.9 million views that month. PewDiePie topped

PS4 to outsell Xbox One by 40% by 2019

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With the PlayStation 4 (PS4), Sony is on a path to reproduce the success of the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii, having shipped 18.5 million units in its first year as total Game Console shipments grow 11 per cent year-on-year in 2014 to 34 million units. According to Strategy Analytics’ Connected Home Devices (CHD) report, “Year One Shipments Show Strength […]

UK app economy to hit £31bn in 2025

Revenues generated by the growing number of UK app downloads have climbed by almost a third in the past year as the boom in smartphones has led to a huge demand for entertainment and news on the move. According to research by App Annie for the FT, the number of downloads in the UK grew 5 per cent in 2014 […]

Playcast gaming on Samsung Smart TVs

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Playcast, the cloud gaming platform, has announced that its streaming video game service will be available on Samsung Smart TVs beginning in the second quarter of 2015. Playcast’s growing catalogue of games will be compatible with select Samsung Smart TV models and will be initially available to viewers in Brazil, Canada, Israel, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom […]

4K Xbox Ones and PS4s?

Netflix has kick-started rumours that Sony and Microsoft are planning new Ultra-HD hardware revisions for their consoles – but for movies not games. According to a report by the Huffington Post, Netflix executive John Hunt claims that Sony has ‘promised’ a new version of the console that will include 4K video capability and that they would ‘expect eventually’ for it […]

Children’s TV viewing drifts towards paid-VoD

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The 2015 Childwise Monitor, an annual report looking at children’s media consumption, shows that the equipment mix is changing. Most children have their own computer or tablet, phone, games console and television – but console, television and to an extent, phone ownership, is falling. Tablet ownership continues to grow, although it’s slowing. The major tablet ownership increase is among younger […]

Irdeto: Video gaming imposes on TV consumption

Irdeto has launched its Eye on 2020 report, a series of predictions over the next five years covering trends that will impact the broadcast and content industries, including the connected home, piracy, platform expectations and future differentiators. In what is set to be a make or break time for operators looking to flourish and as new technologies, content and demographic […]

UK teenager arrested for PS, Xbox DoS

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A UK man has been arrested as part of an investigation into DoS attacks on Sony Playstation and Xbox systems over Christmas. The 18-year-old was arrested at an address in Southport, near Liverpool.  He is accused of unauthorised access to computer material and knowingly providing false information to law enforcement agencies in the US.  The investigation was a joint operation […]

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